Grove City police officers responded about 10:45 p.m. July 23 to a business in the 3100 block of Broadway for a robbery in progress.
When they arrived, the officers learned a customer had apprehended the suspect and was holding him until police reached the scene.
The store clerk said the suspect had entered the store, walked up to the counter and demanded all the money from the register. The clerk said the man kept a hand inside his jacket pocket and moved in such a way to suggest he might be carrying a gun, reports stated.
The clerk put some cash on the counter and when the man went to pick it up, the customer grabbed him from behind and took him to the ground.
Officers entered the store and found Richard W. Lockhart, 29, of Walden Bluff Court in Grove City, was pinned to the ground by another man, according to reports.
The suspect was charged with a felony count of robbery and taken to the Franklin County jail.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* A resident in the 5700 block of Paul Talbott Circle reported July 21 her engagement and wedding rings and a bracelet were stolen from her house.
The woman, who recently moved into the residence, said she believes the theft may have been committed June 30.
The woman said two contractors had been at the house and left her home without completing their work over a dispute about payment, reports stated. She said she had given them half of their fee but refused to give them the rest of the money until their work was completed.
One of the contractors later agreed to come back to work and returned to her home June 30, according to reports. The woman said he stayed about 15 minutes before he left, claiming he needed to get some supplies. He never returned, according to reports.
She said the contractor's son later continued the work until it was completed.
The victim said she later discovered the bracelet was missing from a false book used to hold jewelry and the rings from a fake hand used to hold jewelry, reports stated. Total loss was listed at $12,475.
No charges have been filed in the case, according to reports.
* The operations manager at a company in the 2700 block of Home Road reported July 21 several items were stolen from a pole barn and another building at the business. The stolen items included plumbing supplies, a generator, an air compressor, welding cable and tools. Total loss was $12,293, reports stated.
* A resident in the 4600 block of Snowy Meadow Drive reported July 22 his car, valued at $6,000, was stolen. The car had been parked behind the house.
* Police responded twice in two days to reports of batteries stolen from trucks parked at a business in the 3700 block of Brookham Drive.
The manager of the business reported July 20 that 11 batteries and two tires and rims were stolen between 8 p.m. July 14 and 8 p.m. July 16 from trucks parked on the east side of the property. Total loss was $1,970, according to reports.
Officers responded at 9:50 a.m. July 21 to the same business on a report of a theft of in progress.
When they arrived, an employee told officers he was walking to his car when he saw a man removing batteries from a semi. He said he called his boss, who told him no one was scheduled to be working on the semi. The witness said he drove his car back toward the area of the semi and watched the suspect, which he described as being a white male, around 30 years old and standing about 5 feet 10 inches and weighing about 170 pounds, getting into a green mini van being driven by an older woman and which also had a younger female occupant, reports stated. The vehicle drove off the lot. The witness checked and found three batteries, valued at $210 total, were missing.
* A resident in the 2300 block of Suffolk Lane reported two gold necklaces and six watches were stolen July 21 from his house. Total loss was $2,000, reports stated.
* Officers were dispatched July 22 to a residence in the 4000 block of Cypress Avenue as a follow-up to the Columbus Division of Police's recovery of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle owner told police he had parked his vehicle, valued at $2,000, in front of his house at 11 p.m. July 21 and didn't know it had been stolen until he returned about 1 p.m. the next day. He went to the Columbus police impound lot to retrieve his car.
* A Columbus woman reported a work bag containing her laptop computer, valued at $900, was stolen July 21 from her car that was parked in the 3400 block of Urbancrest Industrial Drive. A passenger-side window was broken to gain entry, according to reports.
* A Grove City woman told police her cellphone, valued at $700, and a debit card from her wallet were stolen July 20 from a desk drawer in the office of a business in the 4100 block of Parkway Centre Drive.